Something old: Meghan Markle's wedding ring is a small gift from the Queen
Meghan Markle's engagement ring was made from one diamond sourced from Botswana and two smaller stones from Princess Diana's collection.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting married at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and on their special day, the couple will be exchanging their special wedding rings. The palace confirms that Meghan's ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen.
One could say it is the perfect fit for Meghan's "something old" for the wedding and coming that from the Queen herself makes it extra special. At the same time, Prince Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish. There is no surprise that the Queen chose the Welsh gold for the ring because it has been a symbol of union. Before the news about Harry and Meghan's engagement was announced, it was believed that Harry would choose to propose with the Queen Mother's engagement ring, or perhaps her massive diamond-and-pearl ring.
However, Harry wanted to do something special for Meghan and instead chose to create a ring of his own, something which would denote their relationship and stand to hold a special meaning. The engagement ring was custom made by court jewelers Cleave and Company.
The engagement ring was made from one diamond sourced from Botswana and two smaller stones from Princess Diana's collection. The place holds importance to the couple because it happened to be the place where the two took a trip to before Harry popped the big question.
On the other hand, Harry has often spoken about the importance of his mother, Diana in his life and it does not come as a surprise that he would choose to have a part of her in the ring he specially made for the love of his life. "The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's [Markle's] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewelry collection, to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together," Harry said during the couple's first sit-down interview with the BBC.
"It's incredible," Meghan said of Harry's gesture. "Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Princess Diana’s stones] and obviously not being able to meet his mom, it’s so important to me. to know that she’s a part of this with us. It’s incredibly special to be able to have this [ring], which sort of links where you come to form and Botswana, which is important to us. It's perfect."